With the release of Way You Do It in May, Norwegian singer-songwriter Trevis recently released his music video for the track which saw him hosting a pool party. Already having an EP to his name and opening for The Vamps in Oslo earlier this year, Trevis is quickly becoming a recognised music artist. Chatting to us recently, Trevis tells us about his music video for Way You Do It, releasing new music and The B EP.
How did you get into music?
I’ve been a fan of music for as long as I can remember and I’ve always wanted to become an artist. I was heavily influenced by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Chris Brown growing up. When I was eleven years old I had my first studio session in Oslo, where I met British songwriter/rapper Ola Sanusi, who went on to become my manager who I’ve worked with since.
How has Way You Do It gone down with your listeners?
The response has been really good, those who have heard it love it and it’s growing steadily.
What was it like filming your music video for the track?
The music video shoot was an actual party I threw together with some of my best mates in Los Angeles. So, as you can imagine, I had a lot of fun filming it and luckily people were very patient with us as we had to make sure we got all the footage we needed.
Where was it filmed?
It was filmed in my friend’s backyard in Los Angeles, California.
Is there a reasoning behind the video?
The concept for this video was to have as many people from different backgrounds, all having a good time, turning up together for a sick pool party. I think we definitely captured a feel-good summer vibe, just like the song… And I liked the way it turned out… baby 😀.
Who directed it and how involved were you in the making of it?
It was directed by Isaac Yowman. Both my manager and I were heavily involved in the treatment and making of the music video. I actually found the location and got most people to turn up for the pool party. I was my own stylist too lol.
How long did it take to film?
Since I was only going to be in Los Angeles for a week, we decided to shoot Way You Do It and That’s How Love Will Do music videos on the same day. It was mad hectic getting everything together plus throwing an actual pool party and making sure it didn’t get out of control. Luckily we had a really professional team with us that made sure we got what we needed. It was a full day shoot starting at eleven in the morning and we wrapped up around 12am.
Why did you call your EP ‘The B EP?’
I decided to title my first EP after the girl that every song on the EP was written about. During our studio sessions while making all these records, there was a common theme in the lyrics, and they were all about her. She was the first girl I fell in love with when I moved to California so she definitely influenced my music.
What was the atmosphere like opening for The Vamps in Oslo?
It was electric! It was a sold out show and my manager only got the phone call asking if I could open for them the day before. We said yes, turned up the next day and had a blast. I loved every minute of it!
Do you have any other support shows coming up?
Not at the moment, I’ve been doing mainly festivals and private events.
Are there plans for touring?
Most definitely! I’m working on a next EP and I’ll be putting a tour together after the new EP is out.
Will you be performing your music in the UK any time soon?
The UK is very important to me and my whole team, so we’re planning on doing more promotion and performing on the next run.
When are you hoping to release new music?
The new EP will be completed mid-July so I’ll probably release a new song towards the end of July. Fingers crossed 😀.
Can people expect an album this year?
I’m currently in Los Angeles working on a lot of new music. I’ve been in the studio every day and I’m in a very creative space. So I won’t rule out a possible album release later this year after the EP 😉.
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